January 29th, 2019 – Kingston Ontario

Below are the results of the 2019 Winter Referendum held among AMS members (undergraduate, Medicine, and MBA students at Queen’s). AMS voter turnout was 30.1%.

Triennial Review (Subject to Individual Opt-Out)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s University Best Buddies fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2000 and last went to referendum in 2016.

Yes 4306 (85.0%)

No 759 (15.0%)

Total 5521

Abstain 456 (8.3%)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Jack.org Queen’s Chapter fee of $0.30 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2016 and last went to referendum in 2016.

Yes 4262 (84.5%)

No 780 (15.5%)

Total 5521

Abstain 479 (8.7%)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Levana Gender Advocacy Centre fee of $ 1.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2015 and last went to referendum in 2015.

Yes 3356 (69.9%)

No 1444 (30.1%)

Total 5521

Abstain 721 (13.1%)
Do you agree to the continuation of the Muse Magazine fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2016 and last went to referendum in 2016.

Yes 3124 (64.6%)

No 1711 (35.4%)

Total 5521

Abstain (12.4%)

Do you agree to the continuation of the OPIRG Kingston fee of $3.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2016 and last went to referendum in 2016.

Yes 3096 (67.2%)

No 1512 (32.8%)

Total 5521

Abstain 913 (16.5%)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Healthcare and Business Conference fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2016 and last went to referendum in 2016.

Yes 3323 (69.1%)

No 1488 (30.9%)

Total 5521

Abstain 710 (12.9%)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s University Blood Team fee of $0.25 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2012 and last went to referendum in 2015.

Yes 4330 (86.5%)

No 674 (13.5%)

Total 5521

Abstain 517 (9.4%)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Robogals Queen’s fee of $0.25 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2016 and last went to referendum in 2016.

Yes 3483 (73.7%)

No 1246 (26.3%)

Total 5521

Abstain 792 (14.3%)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Sustainability Action Fund fee of $2.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2009 and last went to referendum in 2015.

Yes 3933 (81.0%)

No 920 (190%)

Total 5521

Abstain 668 (12.1%)

Do you agree to the continuation of the SWAM Kingston (Formally Making Waves Kingston) fee of $0.10 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2016 and last went to referendum in 2016.

Yes 3709 (78.4%)

No 1021 (21.6%)

Total 5521

Abstain 791 (14.3%)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Telephone Aid Line Kingston fee of $0.75 (mandatory fee) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1973 and last went to referendum in 2016.

Yes 3970 (80.7%)

No 952 (19.3%)

Total 5521

Abstain 299 (10.8%)

Do you agree to the continuation of the World University Services Canada fee of $1.95 (mandatory fee) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1989 and last went to referendum in 2016.

Yes 3246 (69.9%)

No 1397 (30.1%)

Total 5521

Abstain 878 (15.9%)

Do you agree to an increase in the Queen’s Journal (mandatory) fee from $8.78 to $10.78, an increase of $2.00?

No 3373 (68.3%)

Yes 1568 (31.7%)

Total 5521

Abstain 580 (10.5%)

Do you agree to an increase in the Walkhome fee (mandatory) fee from $20.54 to $21.54, an increase of $1.00?

Yes 2994 (59.2%)

No 2066 (40.8%)

Total 5521

Abstain 461 (8.3%)

 “Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.50 fee (subject to individual opt out) to support the Queen’s Artificial Intelligence Hub (QMIND)?

Yes 2901 (61.1%)

No 1849 (38.9%)

Total 5521

Abstain 771 (14.0%)

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.15 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Girls Inc. at Queens?

Yes 3629 (74.3%)

No 1255 (25.7%)

Total 5521

Abstain 637 (11.5%)

 

Part B

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s students for Literacy fee of $0.75 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1994 and last went to referendum in 2015.

Yes 3382 (80.9%)

No 799 (19.1%)

Total 4534

Abstain 353 (7.8%)

 

Results for the 2019 AMS Elections can be found on the AMS Website at myams.org.

Thank you once again to all that participate and voted! On behalf of the Elections Team I wish everyone a great rest of their semester.

All questions can be addressed to Kristen Johnson, Chief Electoral Officer, at ceo@ams.queensu.ca

 

 

Please direct all media inquiries to Rachael Heleniak, AMS Director of Communications, at communications@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850


BACKGROUNDER

Alma Mater Society (AMS) – http://www.myams.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 17,750 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. There are over 1,000 student volunteers and 800 paid staff.